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Impacts of Saharan Dust Cloud

Over the past several days, a large dust cloud has moved from Africa’s Sahara Desert over the Atlantic Ocean. NOAA’s satellites detected the plume of dust several days ago. moving off the coast of Africa. Dust clouds like this are relatively common and are part of the Saharan Air Layer, but this particular plume of dust is highly concentrated. The high concentration will not only lower visibilities for any areas along its path, but has the potential to suppress hurricane development. NOAA models forecast the the dust plume to travel across the Atlantic over the next several days. Continue reading

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